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10 Types Of Makeup Looks To Glam Up Your Vibe

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Isn’t makeup so much fun to work with? It’s the best way to accentuate your looks –– and the best part is that you can play it down or take it up to a whole new level. There are a whole lot of types of makeup looks for you to choose from. There’s never any dearth of it. So it’s time to tap into your makeup products (or go invest in a whole lot more) because it’s all about getting out your creative side. Scroll down to see the 10 types of easy makeup looks you can choose from –– from glam to girl next door, we’ve got it all! 

 

Types Of Makeup Looks (With Pictures)

 

Smokey Eye


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This popular type of makeup look is a great one that can go from AM to PM with just one swipe. The best part is that you can play around with different colors, if you’re feeling extremely playful.

 

How To Create The Look:

 

Step 1 - Eyeshadow

 

You need a dark brown, mauve, and a matte light brown eyeshadow for this look. Start with the darkest hue in the outer corner and sweep it into your crease. Apply the mauve to your crease and the centre of your eyelid. Apply the lightest hue on the inner corner of your eyes. Blend away! Using a flat brush, apply a little brown eyeliner to your lower lash line and smoke it out.

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This popular type of makeup look is a great one that can go from AM to PM with just one swipe. The best part is that you can play around with different colors, if you’re feeling extremely playful.

 

How To Create The Look:

 

Step 1 - Eyeshadow

 

You need a dark brown, mauve, and a matte light brown eyeshadow for this look. Start with the darkest hue in the outer corner and sweep it into your crease. Apply the mauve to your crease and the centre of your eyelid. Apply the lightest hue on the inner corner of your eyes. Blend away! Using a flat brush, apply a little brown eyeliner to your lower lash line and smoke it out.

MyGlamm Recommends - POPxo Makeup - Drama Queen - 4 Eyeshadow Kit

With a combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadows, this highly pigmented eyeshadow palette is enriched with vitamin E too. It blends really easily and is perfect to create smokey eyes.

 

Step 2 - Eyeliner

 

Tightline your upper and lower lash lines with a kajal pencil in brown or black for a more intense look.

MyGlamm Recommends - Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir

A semi-matte finish eyeliner pencil that leaves you with a long-wearing line that is smudge-proof and waterproof. It has an intense colour payoff that is suitable for your waterline too! Enriched with natural antioxidant properties, this eye pencil soothes and conditions your eyes as well.

 

 

Soft Glam

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Looking for the ultimate soft-glam type of makeup look? This one has got you covered. 

 

How To Create The Look:

 

Step 1 - Wing It

 

Create a small yet sharp wing on your upper eyelid. A liquid eyeliner will give you the perfect shape.

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A tapered felt tip eyeliner that allows for fluid and precise application. The eyeliner gives you a high pigment wear that lasts for up to 24 hours. It is water-resistant and non-transferable.

 

Step 2 - Add Some Highlighter + Blush

 

Apply a little bit of highlighter and blush to the apples of your cheek. This’ll give it a pop of colour and add a natural shine to them too! Your face makeup products are essential for this look.

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This face palette holds three products that are perfect to create that gorgeous base. With a matte blush, a shimmery highlighter, and a contour powder, this palette meets all your needs. The formula has a buildable coverage that is luminous and silky, with a lightweight formula that blends beautifully.

 

Step 3 - Wear A Pink Nude

 

Dab on a little bit of a matte pink nude lipstick to complete this look.

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A demi-matte finish lipstick, that has a creamy texture that goes on smoothly. It has an immediate colour release, is long-lasting, and super easy to apply.

 

Hollywood Retro


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Alt - Hollywood Retro Makeup Look 

 

Want to go full on retro Glamm? This type of makeup look is great for those night’s out with the girls or your date.

 

Step 1 - Shimmer Eyeshadow

 

Add a hint of glitter to your eyelids and blend it away! You can even add that shimmer to your cheeks and the inner corners of your eyes for the perfect highlight.

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A little bling goes a long long way with this eyeshadow. The sparkly glitter finish powder can be used on your eyes, lips, cheeks, and nails. Talk about a multi-tasker!

 

Step 2 - A Sharp Wing

 

Using an eyeliner pencil, create a sharp yet small wing. Smudge out the end of the wing a little so that it doesn’t appear harsh.

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The perfect eyeliner pencil that creates precise and well-defined eyes. It has a matte finish and leaves your eyes with a rich colour payoff. It is water resistant and has a hydrated formula that doesn’t flake or dry out. It has a waxy smooth finish that goes on really smoothly too!

 

Step 3 - Red Lipstick

 

Tie in the Hollywood glam look with a glossy red lip! Add a lip liner to make sure the colour doesn’t feather or bleed.

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A bright flaming red shade, this lipstick leaves your pout with a high coverage and glossy shine. It has a creamy and smooth finish that offers UVB protection too. It has an intense pigment that glides on like butter.

 

No Makeup Makeup

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This type of makeup look is great for when you want to amp up your features, without having to load up on the makeup.

 

How To Get This Look:

 

Step 1 - Go For A Matte Base

 

After you prime and prep your skin, apply a liquid foundation that has a matte finish.

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This stick foundation gives your skin a flawless matte finish, without looking too cakey. It applies smoothly and gives your skin a medium to high coverage. The texture of this foundation is super lightweight and leaves a satin texture on your skin. This stick foundation contains nourishing and hydrating ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, and vitamin E.

 

Step 2 - Fill In Those Brows

 

Make sure you fill in your brows with a pencil. Don’t overdo it –– you want to keep it natural and just fill in the gaps.


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Say goodbye to unruly brows with this eyebrow pencil. Leaving you with natural looking eyebrows, this soft texture pencil gives you an intense colour in just one swipe. It lasts for up to 9 hours too!

 

Step 3 - Add Some Mascara

 

Coat your lashes with a lengthening mascara. Apply a thin coat so that it doesn’t look too obvious. 

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Mascara

A creamy textured mascara that has a softening formula and gives your lashes that falsie effect. It is water-resistant and apt for sensitive eyes too!

 

Step 4 - Apply Nude Lipstick

 

Dab a little nude lipstick on your lips to give it a sheer wash of colour.

MyGlamm Recommends - Perfect Curves Matte Lip Crayon - Biscotti

A matte finish crayon lipstick that gives your pout full coverage and is long-wearing. It is moisturising and lightweight and is enriched with tropical plant and argan oil too.

 

Dewy Glow

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This type of makeup look requires as minimal makeup as possible. Make sure you load up on some moisturiser, add some face products, and you’re good to go!

 

Step 1 - Moisturise

 

Load up on some moisturiser that will leave your skin with a nice healthy glow.

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This gel moisturiser instantly cools and hydrates the skin. Thanks to its unique aqua-holding formula, it soothes irritated or UV damaged skin. It has a gel texture that is lightweight on the skin- it is infused with feel good ingredients like licorice, turmeric and coco-frass, all of which come together to leave your skin with a healthy glow.

 

Step 2 - Add A Little Blush

 

Dab on some blush on the apples of your cheeks.

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A matte finish blush that is intensely pigmented and blends effortlessly. The formula blurs imperfections and leaves you with healthy-looking skin.

 

Step 3 - Add Some Gloss

 

Top up your pout with some clear lip gloss or lip gloss with a little bit of a tint.

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This dramatic plumping lip gloss that plumps your lips for upto 5 hours. It has a sheer, pink tint that has a non-sticky, super glossy finish.

 

Splash Of Colour


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This type of makeup look screams colour. So go crazy with the hues on your eyes and cheeks.

 

Step 1 - Apply The Eyeshadow

 

Pair a purple, pink, and orange hue for this makeup look. Apply the orange and pink on your eyelids and smoke it out to a purple on the  inner corner of your eyes. Smoke out the hue on your lower lash line. Extend the colour to your cheekbones and forehead and blend away. Choose the orange when doing so, so that it looks like a natural blush.

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This eyeshadow palette contains a combination of matte and shimmer eyeshadows that are highly pigmented and long lasting. Enriched with vitamin E, the formula blends easily.

 

Step 2 - Apply Mascara

 

Coat your lashes with some mascara.

MyGlamm Recommends - Twist It Mascara

This 2 in 1 application mascara leaves your lashes both volumised and curled. It has an intense black colour payoff that is water-resistant, long-lasting, smudge-proof, and transfer-resistant.

 

Double Wing

 

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Alt - Double Wing Makeup Look

Have double the fun with this type of makeup look. Pair your black wing with a colorful winged liner.

 

Step 1 - Draw In the Coloured Wing

 

Draw a dramatic wing with a coloured kajal of your choice. Make sure it is thick enough, so that when the black eyeliner comes on top, it doesn’t get hidden.

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Step 2 - Apply The Black

 

Use a liquid eyeliner to trace over the coloured wing –– make sure the black line is closer to your lash line and that the colour is still visible.

MyGlamm Recommends - Wheelie Liquid Eyeliner

This matte finish liquid eyeliner has an intense colour payoff that is waterproof and long-lasting. It has a wheel-tip applicator that allows for fool-proof, fade-proof, and precise application. You can create continuous non-skipping lines that can be applied directly on your lash line.

 

Dramatic Eyes

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Go for the smokey eye with this type of makeup look. This one is a party favourite, so make a note!

 

Step 1 - Apply A Brown Smokey Eye

 

Go for the browns! Apply a dark brown hue to the outer corners of your eyes, add a little lighter brown to the centre of your lids, and apply a shimmery light brown hue to the inner corners of your eyes. Blend away!

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This 9-in-1 eyeshadow comes in different shades of mattes, foils, and metallics. The colours have an excellent and immediate payoff, that blends super easily, and leaves you with the perfect smokey eye.

 

Step 2 - Line Your Eyes With Kohl

 

Line your eyes with a black kajal pencil. Apply it on your upper lash line and lower lash line too. Use a smudging brush to smudge any harsh lines.

MyGlamm Recommends - Jet Set Eyes Kajal Eyeliner - Noir

A semi-matte finish eyeliner pencil that is richly pigmented. The formula is long-wearing, smudge-proof, waterproof, intense colour payoff, and is enriched with natural antioxidants to soothe and condition your eyes.

 

Ultra Glamm

 

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If a party is on your mind, then this type of makeup look will be perfect for you! A little bit of shimmer, paired with kohl rimmed eyes is all you need to recreate this eye makeup look.

 

Step 1 - Add Some Shimmer

 

After priming your eyes, apply a shimmery glitter to your eyelids. Blend away!

 

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Step 2 - Add The Kajal

 

It’s time to go intense –– line your eyes with a black kajal. Apply it on your lash line, tightline your eyes and apply it to your lower lash line. Smudge the lines a little with your ring finger, if you want a slightly smokey look.

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This kajal pencil contains nourishing avocado oil extracts. It is enriched with vitamin E and sunflower seed oil. The formula is long-lasting and gives you an intense, smooth pigment that glides on like butter.

 

Minimal Makeup



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It’s all about getting that peachy glow with this type of makeup look. A little bit of highlighter, a little bit of blush, some mascara and you’re good to go.

 

Step 1 - Apply Some Moisturiser

 

Add a little bit of moisturiser on your skin. This’ll create a seamless base and enhance the look even more.

MyGlamm Recommends - Glow Iridescent Brightening Moisturising Cream

A moisturiser that nourishes and brightens dull and dry skin. Powered with rosehip oil the formula moisturises and leaves your skin with an iridescent glow.

 

 

Step 2 - Add Some Blush & Highlighter

 

Apply a little blush on the apples of your cheeks for a flush of colour. Follow that up with a bit of highlighter.

MyGlamm Recommends - Manish Malhotra Luminescent Blush And Highlighter Duo - Sheer Glitz

A featherlight blush and highlighter duo that has a blendable texture and leaves your skin with an airbrushed look. The blush comes in a matte finish, while the highlighter has a shimmer finish. It is highly pigmented and applies very smoothly on your skin.

 

FAQs

 

Which Type Of Makeup Is Best?

 

It depends entirely on what kind of look you are going for. If you want something lightweight and glowy, then go for a dewy effect. If you want something glamorous a smokey eye is perfect.

 

What Are Makeup Techniques?

 

There are different types of makeup techniques including everyday and dramatic. These looks are known as ‘techniques’ that vary depending on the kind of makeup you want.

 

How To Choose The Best Makeup Type On Your Big Day?

 

Again, it is a personal choice. You can either go for a subtle dewy finish or something that is bold and unique to you. However, it is important to play up your features and ask your makeup artist what would work best for your skin type and tone.

 

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The world of makeup can get a little confusing. Let the different types of makeup lead the way when you are trying to figure out what makeup to pull off.

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